Fall fair

A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)

OPINION: Chilliwack Fair’s display of tank crushing cars deemed ‘insensitive’ in light of Ukraine war

Chilliwack has a proud military history but military tanks shouldn’t be crushing civilian vehicles

 

Kids revel in the rain at the 2019 Rock Creek Fall. Photo: Jensen Edwards

Rock Creek Fall Fair to come back in full swing

The fair association war recently awarded a grant by the province

 

(L-R) Volunteers Pierre Sinclaire, Thomas Barnett, Florian Landry, Ed Barnett and Dave Melone braved the elements to get the job done last week. Photo courtesy of Lisa Sims.

New signs advertise next year’s Rock Creek Fall Fair

The fair is tentatively slated to go ahead next September

 

Rock Creek and Boundary Fair Association members pose for a photo at their AGM Nov. 17. Back row (L-R): Kelly McIver, Larry Kost (Vice President), Art Harfman, Pierre Sinclaire, Debra Pownall (Treasurer), Glenda Corbett, Ed Barnett Front row (L-R): Tony Kost, Rachel Lautard (Secretary), Ilana Fraser, Dean Corbett (President). Photo courtesy of Lisa Sims

Rock Creek Fall Fair Association looking forward to 2022 after AGM

This year’s fair was scrapped amid changing COVID-19 safety orders

Rock Creek and Boundary Fair Association members pose for a photo at their AGM Nov. 17. Back row (L-R): Kelly McIver, Larry Kost (Vice President), Art Harfman, Pierre Sinclaire, Debra Pownall (Treasurer), Glenda Corbett, Ed Barnett Front row (L-R): Tony Kost, Rachel Lautard (Secretary), Ilana Fraser, Dean Corbett (President). Photo courtesy of Lisa Sims
50/50 winner Shane Zorn (centre) stands behind a giant cheque presented by Lisa Sims, Rock Creek & Boundary Fall Fair GM (left) and fair president Ilana Fraser. Photo courtesy of Lisa Sims

Rock Creek Fall Fair fundraiser fantastically outperforms hopes for modest jackpot

Ticket sales took off after the fair had to cancel in-person events last month

50/50 winner Shane Zorn (centre) stands behind a giant cheque presented by Lisa Sims, Rock Creek & Boundary Fall Fair GM (left) and fair president Ilana Fraser. Photo courtesy of Lisa Sims
This year’s fair won’t have rides, but I will have the annual lawnmower races, according to general manager Lisa Sims. These racers are pictured at the 2018 fair. Photo: Jensen Edwards

Rock Creek Fall Fair coming back in September

COVID-19 restrictions forced the fair to go fully virtual last year

This year’s fair won’t have rides, but I will have the annual lawnmower races, according to general manager Lisa Sims. These racers are pictured at the 2018 fair. Photo: Jensen Edwards
Fruits and veggies made a big splash at the last Grand Forks and District Fall Fair, held at Dick Bartlett Park and the nearby curling rink in September 2019. Fair president Danna O’Donnell said there would not be a return to in-person events this fall, citing COVID and financial constraints. Photo: Jensen Edwards

Grand Forks fall fair cancels in-person events for 2021

The fair’s board of directors is meanwhile considering relocating the fairgrounds

Fruits and veggies made a big splash at the last Grand Forks and District Fall Fair, held at Dick Bartlett Park and the nearby curling rink in September 2019. Fair president Danna O’Donnell said there would not be a return to in-person events this fall, citing COVID and financial constraints. Photo: Jensen Edwards
The Rock Creek Fall Fair is coming back next September. It's size and scope depends on pandemic constraints, said general manager Lisa Sims. Photo: Facebook — Rock Creek Fall Fair

Rock Creek Fall Fair planners hoping for as big a return as possible

The fair launched 50-50 ticket sales Thursday, April 15

The Rock Creek Fall Fair is coming back next September. It's size and scope depends on pandemic constraints, said general manager Lisa Sims. Photo: Facebook — Rock Creek Fall Fair
Many attendees to the 2019 Rock Creek Fall Fair didn’t let a little weekend rain damper their enjoyment. Now, they’ll have to wait until 2021 to go again. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Rock Creek Fall Fair postponed to 2021

The fair’s 75th event celebration will have to wait another year

Many attendees to the 2019 Rock Creek Fall Fair didn’t let a little weekend rain damper their enjoyment. Now, they’ll have to wait until 2021 to go again. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)